St Paul's Ashram, also known as Puthupadi Ashram, was founded by Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Osthathios in 1958. It is situated in Puthupadi
, about 12 km from Engapuzha on Kozhikode
Evangelization of India, selfless service and protection of orphans are the main goals of the ashram. Its balabhavan (orphanage) started in 1959. The ashram manages a printing press and book binding unit.
Puthupadi is about 50 km from Kozhikode Railway Station